Next-Generation Aeromedical Spinal Stabilization System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0193
Award Id:
96863
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H13-3171
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H13
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
Kristin Cable
Research Engineer
(937) 320-1877
cablekm@crgrp.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Vining
VP Government Programs
(937) 320-1877
viningsd@crgrp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to redefine the immobilization and evacuation of SCI and TBI patients by developing a new patient stabilization system for aeromedical transport. This revolutionary system will be capable of properly immobilizing patients in a multitude of transport configurations while reducing the dynamic effects from flight. CRG's design will improve the patient's quality of care and decrease the co-morbidity associated with SCI and TBI injuries that stems from improper immobilization during transport. CRG's concept is comprised of a three-layer platform that includes a rigid laminate substructure, formable immobilization support, and an interface pressure-reduction mattress system capable of addressing both patient stabilization and pressure ulcerations. By addressing the two main system challenges of the patient restraint system, including cervical spinal immobilization and flight load damping, CRG can improve the quality of care for the solider and efficiency of the caregivers. CRG's design approach will capture the best features of current medical patient immobilization equipment and will merge this technology into an adaptable flight load stabilization system. CRG's concept combines multiple, off-the-shelf immobilization design features coupled with the use of lightweight, inexpensive, advanced composite and polymer material systems.

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